High places--be they mountain peaks or the great expanses of the polar latitudes--have consistently captured the human mind's eye. Inaccessible, severe, they're typically invested with awe and reverence, as locations of actual problem, extreme adventure. more and more, also they are taken care of as particular destinations for technological know-how. High Places explores the attention-grabbing geographies of those distinctive environments, revealing how senses are challenged, objectivities uncovered, cultural assumptions laid naked. even if jogging the summit of Pico de Orizaba, the fourth maximum volcano within the northern hemisphere; recounting the story of the yank explorer Charles Wilkes, charged with ""immoral mapping"" in Antarctica; or exploring the 200,000 yr outdated Greenland ice middle; the overseas participants show the richness and importance of those precise locations. Embracing Europe, Asia, North and principal the US, Antarctica and the Arctic, High Places will curiosity geographers, historians of technological know-how, and people attracted to polar/mountain experiences, panorama, tradition and environment.
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